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African Literatures in the Twentieth Century

A Guide

by Leonard Klein

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Published by Ungar Pub Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African Literature In English,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Africa,
  • African Languages,
  • English,
  • Ethnic studies,
  • Literary studies: from c 1900 -,
  • Reference works,
  • History and criticism,
  • African Literature

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7910986M
    ISBN 10080446362X
    ISBN 109780804463621


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The paper in this book meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences— Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data A History of twentieth-century African literatures / edited by Oyekan Owomoyela.

African literature in Portuguese, reflecting the nature of one of the most oppressive colonizing projects in Africa, is treated by Russell G. Hamilton. Robert Cancel discusses African-language literatures, while Oyekan Owomoyela treats the question of the language of African : Paperback.

A History of Twentieth-Century African Literatures is, on the whole, a well-written and well-organized book, which does not mean that it has no shortcomings.

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By Oyekan Owomoyela Accordingly, the book excludes the countries of North Africa, for while they share some. A leading collector and scholar of the proverbs of the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, Owomoyela was the author of Yoruba Proverbs and Yoruba Trickster Tales, as well as the acclaimed A History of Twentieth-Century African Literatures.

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